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Hard News: Healing the family feud

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I'm not sure what I'm more excited about - winning the Trons prize or the bangin' new LEDs track (and news of a new album)! It's chur-pants Friday.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner,

    Friday.

    Dancing with the stars in Argentina

    I assume it's genuine.

    I find it difficult to look at this without thinking of Rodney Hide.

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    Since it's Friday, and the theme seems to be awesome performances, I think it's time to reflect on the quality of Philippines Got Talent:

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Bah! As a former flatmate of Greg Locke's I thought I would've hosed in with my assorted references to his interests and characteristics...

    On the other hand, yep, good news about a new L.E.Ds album. But you forgot to include Helen alongside Blair and Marcus, Russell.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • Anonymous Author,

    Worthy recipients of The Trons prize indeed.

    While these are not likely to be released, here's somewhat incongruent Ace of Bass bass cover:

    and a somewhat better cover of The Sign:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    side saddle piano, hand signing and smiles oooh those smiles - beautiful. And you dont ever see the singer.
    The dawn of tele was the best.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1891 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    since it's Friday a story (a true one, from yesterday):

    When I had my first job, just graduated working for the local Uni I got the job of outfitting a workshop - I spent a day wandering around town costing out the tools we needed ... at almost every hardware store I went into I got a smart remark from the (usually) old buy behind the counter .... it wasn't until close to the end of the day that I realised that "excuse me do you have any small vices?" might have another meaning.

    So yesterday I found myself in the local big-box hardware store that long ago replaced all those small hardware stores ... looking for, you've guessed it ... a small vice ... with a great sense of deja vu I tried my line ..... and the pimply-faced youth behind the counter completely missed it and led me to the (a)isle of vices - kids these days, just no clues

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2623 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    @Russell. You did good stuff at the SPADA conference, asking the questions we all wanted to ask. Nevertheless, Coleman was another example of disappearing when there came question time from us in the back stalls.

    The problem with promoting TVNZ7 as the default PSB (as much as I love TVNZ7) is that it does not yet fit a fundamental criteria of public service broadcasting. A public service channel should provide full and free access to the whole populace. Currently only about 26% of NZ h/hs have Freeview and although TVNZ7 appears on Sky, it is kind of lost on channel 97. The question I asked--which no one seemed to answer--is how are you going to raise the profile of 7 in the public consciousness?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2562 posts Report Reply

  • David Ritchie,

    I often wonder whether that was Bruce Spence in the Dear John TVC, but in retrospect he was probably too old for the role - he was filming the Mad Maxes around that time.

    Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to David Ritchie,

    Similar face though

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    It's hard to imagine Bruce Spence changing ages, really. I forgot he was in the third Matrix film until I saw it again the other day.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • HORansome,

    You watched the third Matrix film more than once? I'm so, so sorry for you.

    Tāmaki Makaurau • Since Sep 2008 • 441 posts Report Reply

  • Marcus Turner, in reply to andin,

    This is great!

    I remember my Mum used to do the hand jive.

    And suddenly, there's Lionel Hampton! I'd really like to see the next part.

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    ... with a great sense of deja vu I tried my line ..... and the pimply-faced youth behind the counter completely missed it and led me to the (a)isle of vices - kids these days, just no clues

    You are talking about modern yoof, get a grip...
    Oh, you did!
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Friday show tunes. Chicago. It's not what you fink.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Andre Alessi,

    My favourite thing about the Philippines Got Talent clip isn't just BM's bombastic performance, it's the judges comments afterwards. Specifically, I really dig how they effortlessly switch between Filipino and Philippine English (and a smattering of French).

    It makes me wish New Zealand could be simultaneously bilingual in te reo Maori and te reo Pakeha.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    Oh, how strange. In the credits for "Dear John", Jacqui FitzGerald is called "actor". She is actually the singer.

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jacqui Dunn,

    Doesn't she appear briefly?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Karen White,

    Oooh thanks for the DVD/CD! I've just found out now, as some asswipe burgled our house on Friday night & took both laptops. (along with other less expensive but more sentimental items).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn, in reply to Sacha,

    Ooh, bit late here.

    If Jacqui does appear briefly, it must be a nanosecond's worth, compared to all the others on screen who don't get a credit.

    Having said that, I'd better watch again....

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    What I want to know is when Wellywood is going to start feeding my appetite for B-grade horror movies with dance numbers again --

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

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